The PSM (Professional Scrum Master) Badge

PSM — Say What?!

PSM I (Professional Scrum Master 1) is the first of three Scrum Master certifications awarded by The certifications are earned by passing exams of increased difficulty and complexity.

I passed my PSM I exam on October 29th, 2017 with a pass mark of 75/80 (or 93.8%). With two years…

The Background

Whether you call it a Daily Stand Up or a Daily Scrum, chances are that if you work in Software Development you spend at least 15 minutes a day in one. That quickly builds up. In a week — it’s an hour and 15 minutes. In a month — 5…

Scrum Master or Line Manager — or both?


I recently spoke about this topic in a 5 Minute Lightning Talk, and someone said “Hey — that sounds like it could be a good Blog Post!” — well, I took that comment to heart and here we are. So — should Scrum Masters be Line Managers? …


I’ve recently entered my third year in my role as a Scrum Master — and so far, you’ll all be glad to hear, I’m very happy with my career choice! As I’ve described previously, I’d had a few years of experience as a Developer within a few Scrum Teams under…

Gwenno Haf Hughes

Agile Team Lead and Scrum Master. Software Engineer in a previous life.

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